BluShark Digital Marketing Update

Dear Readers of SFLM, Thanks for your continued engagement and feedback on our posts.  I wanted to give an update about how the legal marketing in my firm is going, and the improvements I’ve seen in the past year, mostly thanks to the work of BluShark Digital. As regular followers of the blog know, I moved from a smaller boutique personal injury firm to Price Benowitz approximately one year ago.  Price Benowitz has a spectacular marketing team that follows much of the advice found on this blog.  Their own in-house marketing team has even spun off into its own company (BluShark Digital), and now does the digital marketing/SEO work for many other law firms throughout the country . BluShark Digital has produced excellent results for Price Benowitz, which you can tell by Googling any personal injury questions for DC, Maryland, or Virginia.  Price Benowitz often comes…

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A Brief Guide To SEM

In our previous blog posts, we covered the basics of digital marketing and explained how you can optimize your law firm’s marketing with no investments. Apart from your time, of course. Now, we will deal with the paid SEO techniques and define “search engine marketing” (SEM). As we mentioned in the previous posts, you don’t necessarily have to invest any money in SEM. If you follow our advanced guide to search engine optimization, your business will improve. However, to achieve the best results, you will need to combine the free SEO methods with paid SEM. Continue reading to find out how to help your law firm grow faster than ever before.

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An Advanced Guide To Free SEO, Part 2

In part 1 of our advanced guide to free SEO, we explained how you can optimize your law firm’s website using free on-page techniques. Now, we will focus on off-page optimization methods that will drive traffic to your website. Continue reading to find out how you can improve your website metrics without spending any money. Start building backlinks When you finish the keyword research and create some engaging content targeting specific keywords, according to the guidelines provided in part 1 of our advanced guide to free SEO, you need to start promoting your legal practice on the Internet. One of the best ways to increase your Google ranking is through the practice of backlinking. Backlinking is when another website links to your website.  An easy way to do that is by guest posting and creating content for other websites. While you might be thinking…

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A Beginner’s Guide To Digital Marketing

As law firms became aware of the importance of SEO, digital marketing experts started sharing their tips and tricks to optimizing their legal practices.  Some of these tips and tricks have turned small firms into local powerhouses, while others have not. Sadly, the promise of instant success is an attractive one. Inevitably, this led to a real explosion of SEO guides, tips and tricks that guarantee  immediate results for the small firm lawyer. However, we’re here to talk some sense into you.  As the old adage goes: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That is not to say that search engine optimization can’t deliver remarkable results for attorneys. There is no doubt that a properly designed and executed digital marketing strategy can double or triple your business revenue. But these successes will not happen overnight. SEO is a Process The first…

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Legal Marketing: The BluShark Method vs. The Ben Glass Method

Ben Glass and BluShark Digital are two well-regarded legal marketing professionals/businesses who offer different styles of marketing help. Ben Glass written multiple books on the subject of legal marketing, and maintains a paid-members-only group online to help attorneys with their marketing efforts.  He also offers a digital marketing package that you can buy that contains a number of useful marketing materials you can use with your firm.  Ben holds conferences, blogs regularly, and manages a large legal newsletter. BluShark Digital, on the other hand, is one of the top legal SEO companies in the United States.  It actively manages the marketing programs of several successful law firms across the country, and the company’s founder appears on different legal marketing podcasts frequently. While these legal marketing titans may seem similar, their marketing programs couldn’t be more different.  This article will take a closer look at the…

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SEO Services for Lawyers: 5 Tips to Choose a Good Company

Hundreds of companies offer SEO services for lawyers and law firms.  And as you’d expect, they range in price and quality, and many companies look identical from the outside.  Your average lawyer doesn’t know much about the SEO services industry, or what makes a good SEO services company.  This post will highlight the most important qualities in an SEO services company for a law firm’s website. 1. Content and Link Building Plan When it comes down to nuts and bolts, SEO services for lawyers is like SEO services for any other website.  As we mention in our SEO Guide for Lawyers, the two most important factors in SEO are content creation and link building. If your SEO company doesn’t have a plan to consistently add content to your website (even through a third party content producer), then the company is not right for your…

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